Articles, Information, & Databases



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Gale General OneFile
Gale General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers (login with your library card barcode and PIN).
Gale Academic OneFile is a comprehensive, up-to-date and easy-to-use resource for serious academic research (login with your library card barcode and PIN).
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A collection of home improvement focused titles. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.


This collection focuses on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.


Business and entrepreneurial insights, tips, strategies and success stories.


The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.


this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.


Useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course.



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InfoTrac Newstand
Gale Newsstand: Contains over 1,100 newspapers, 33 of which are New York State newspapers,  including the Albany Times Union, New York Times, Newsday, Buffalo News, Post-Standard (Syracuse), Watertown Daily Times, Times Herald-Record (Middletown) and others.


Gannett Newsstand Complete from ProQuest: Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Poughkeepsie Journal, Ithaca Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira).

Digital New York Times & Journal News 
Digital microfilm of the Putnam/Westchester area of The Journal News from 2010 to the current year, and The New York Times from 2008 to the current year.


National Newspaper Index
National Newspaper Index from Gale: Contains indexing of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and The Washington Post.


Historical Newspapers

Historical materials from New York State’s Hudson River Valley including the following newspapers:

Hudson River Valley Heritage
  • Newburgh Telegraph (1831-1835)
  • Rockland County Journal (1850-1879)
  • Rockland County Messenger (1848;1851-1855;1857)
  • Rockland County Times (1902-1904)
  • The Kingston Daily Freeman (1895;1903-1912)
  • Vassar Miscellany News (1914-2000)


Job & Career Help

A to Z databases

AtoZdatabases Note: MPL card is needed when accessing outside the library.

A premier job search, reference, and mailing list database.

Includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more.

For sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends & relatives, and much more.


Expert Resumé Help: Live one-on-one help; submit your resumé to the Resumé Lab and get expert analysis within 24 hours.

Interview & Job Search Help: Practice interviewing with live one-on-one help; online job search sites. Also includes resume templates to help you write your resume; tips to answer tough interview questions and links to job search sites.

The Adult Learning Center features test preparation (including High School Equivalency and U.S. citizenship preparation), writing assistance, and study tools for math, reading and writing. One-on-one academic coaching.

Help for using this Database: Video Tutorial

Gale Testing & Education Reference Center logo
Testing & Education Reference Center Learn how to pursue a new career and gain advice on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and networking. Build an attention grabbing resume and prepare for certification exams for some of the most popular careers. Practice for the GED® or find the graduate school that is right for you, search for scholarships and prepare for admission exams including the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, and MCAT.
US Department of Labor

Job Express: Current job openings in New York State

Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Learn How to Become

Students and aspiring professionals can find information on what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder. This comprehensive resource guides individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.


Homework Resources - databases, encyclopedias, dictionaries


Grolier Online

Grolier/Scholastic resources for high school including

  • Daily news
  • Pro/con debates
  • Today in history
  • Interactive atlas
  • World newspapers
  • Lands and Peoples Encyclopedia with articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia with articles, news, timelines, quizzes and games, and research starters. It also includes an atlas and dictionary. Articles can be grouped by Lexile level.
  • The New Book of Popular Science with articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine. Also includes photos, maps and technical illustrations.
  • Encyclopedia Americana: Articles include links to further readings, a bibliography, selected full text articles, web page links, and links to related articles. Includes maps, flags, tables and illustrations.
  • Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus
  • American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, American Heritage English to Spanish Dictionary & American Heritage Spanish to English Dictionary
Gale Testing & Education Reference Center logo
Testing & Education Reference Center Build a solid foundation for your future by achieving success in high school. Prepare for high school entrance and exit exams, search for private schools, prepare for AP tests. Practice for the SAT, PSAT, and ACT and use our scholarship and college search to assist you in getting into the college of your dreams. Then gain college credit for what you already know by preparing for the CLEP and DSST exams.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context


Diversity Studies Collection

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  • For social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection of more than 150 journals explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.
World Book

World Book is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.


EBSCOs Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a wide variety of subject areas.


Kids InfoBits contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.
Video Tutorial: Getting started with Kids InfoBits.


Scholastic Go! resources for Elementary School including:

  • Top stories
  • Clickable maps
  • Amazing Animals of the World Encyclopedia with facts and photos for over 1,200 animals.
  • America the Beautiful Encyclopedia with articles on US cities, states and Presidents.
  • American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
  • American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus 

eLibrary Elementary
Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.
Video Tutorial: Getting started with eLibrary elementary.

Additional Encyclopedias



Gale Virtual Reference
The Literature section of Gale’s Virtual Reference Library provides researchers with 24/7 access to rich analysis, context and criticism, plus author biographies, on the most frequently studied works of classic and contemporary literature. MPL card is needed.

Magill’s Literary Annual evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature and works of interest to general readers published from 1976 to the present. MPL card is needed.

Use Masterplots to find plot synopses, character analyses, and critical evaluations of a comprehensive selection of world literature, including drama, novels, short fiction, and poetry. MPL card is needed.

Novelist Plus

NoveList is a leading electronic fiction resource. It provides enhanced subject access to more than 125,000 fiction titles. You can find fiction titles, access author read-alikes, browse lists based on genre or awards, read and use feature articles, guides, and more. MPL card is needed.


Health Information


  • Login to Health Reference Center
  • Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc…

  • Login to Psychology Collection
  • Explore what makes people tick from childhood to death. This collection of 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops — and diminishes — over time.

  • Login to the Nursing and Allied Health Collection
  • All aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration — are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.


Science Information


Gale General Science is a collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science
UXL Encyclopedia of Science is an alphabetically organized set that opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.


Business Information

A to Z databases

  • AtoZdatabases
       Note: MPL card is needed when accessing outside the library.
  • A premier job search, reference, and mailing list database.
  • Includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more.
  • For sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends & relatives, and much more.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
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  • Stock and mutual fund information from
  • Current and historical quotes for over 90,000 investments, and in-depth analysis for nearly 7,000 mutual funds and stocks.
  • Company and industry information and financial education tutorials.
  • Login to Business Insights Collection
  • Contains over 3,900 magazines and journals, nearly 25,000 industry reports, nearly 11,000 company histories and nearly 500,000 company profiles. Easy access to in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products. You can:
  • Easily research companies, industries and business topics in the context of timely news and reports (See Company Finder).
  • Instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools (See Interactive Comparison Charts).
  • Utilize data from Gale staple publications, including International Directory of Company Histories, Market Share Reporter, Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of American Industries and many others.
  • Access company profiles and industry rankings, as well as brand and product information (See Industries).
  • Access SWOT reports, financial analysis tools, business associations, investment reports and market research reports.
  • Video Tutorials: Getting started with Business Insights: Essentials
  • Login to the Communication and Mass Media Collection
  • From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
  • Login to the Computer Database
  • Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.


History & Genealogy

The 2000s in America

The 2000’s in America
This reference work covers the impact of the first decade of the twenty-first century, including the most significant people, institutions, events, and developments spanning both the United States and Canada. It contains more than 400 alphabetically arranged essays that cover the full breadth of North American history and culture throughout the decade.


The Sixties in America
The Sixties in America compiles the history of this significant decade in the United States and Canada, searchable by subject or keyword.

  • Login to U.S. History Collection
  • Coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. Useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
  • Login to World History Collection
  • Coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. Useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.


Historical New York Times from ProQuest. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1851 – 2011 

Hudson River Valley Heritage
  • Newburgh Telegraph (1831 – 1835)
  • Rockland County Journal (1850 – 1879)
  • Rockland County Messenger (1848;1851 – 1855;1857)
  • Rockland County Times (1902 – 1904)
  • The Kingston Daily Freeman (1895;1903 – 1912)
  • Vassar Miscellany News (1914 – 2000)

Local History


Ancestry Library
In library use only.
A user-friendly tool for all sorts of genealogical searches.

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest
Note: MPL card is needed
Family records and local histories, including U.S. Federal census data, family, banking, and military records, genealogies, local histories, and more. Primary source materials new content added weekly.

General Genealogy

Hudson Valley Resources

New York State Resources

Historical Newspapers and Microfilm Collections

Immigration Resources


Learn a New Skill

Login here with your library card barcode and PIN. Mango languages gives you anytime, anywhere access to a fast, easy, effective language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication.

Lessons are available in over 45 foreign languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Irish and more) and 15 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Your library card gives you access to Mango Basic & Mango Complete:

  • Basic teaches simple, practical skills for common, polite conversation situations in only a few short hours.
  • Complete 2.0 teaches in-depth and comprehensive language and grammar skills.
  • Complete 1.0 courses are aimed at students who want to move beyond basic language skills.

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Fix Your Car

Chilton Library

Access to the full Chilton Manual for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.

Includes exclusive diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, photographs, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and more:

  • Parts finder: Direct integration with eBay Motors helps users locate hard-to-find parts
  • Models: Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models from 1940 onward. No other source contains more years, makes and models
  • Simplicity: Detailed, step-by-step instructions reduce the need to use multiple sources of repair information designed for the “do-it-yourselfer” (DIYer)
  • In-depth information: Contains diagnostic trouble codes, descriptions, probable causes, step-by-step routines, specifications, and troubleshooting guide to ensure that even advanced DIYers have all the information they need to complete the repair
  • Multimedia Content: Exclusive videos and animated graphics help to explain system operations providing added clarity and comprehension
  • Diagrams: Vacuum and wiring diagrams help explain complex system operation during troubleshooting
  • Updating: Unlike printed books, the information on is updated on a monthly basis, ensuring the most current and up-to-date information available




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